#1
Hey gang...

I've recently dug up my old Ibanez RG4QMEX1...
Yeah I know wizard II and that damn Edge III or whatever.
But It is an ok player and I was just wondering what I should do to it...
New Original Floyd and new pups perhaps?

I'm just looking to get a little more grrr and tight mids out of my good ole classic 30 with my zenith arteffects OD. Any pickup reccomendations?
#2
Dimarzio Norton is the first one that pops into my head there.
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Dimarzio Norton is the first one that pops into my head there.


definitely! This is a great pup for whats he wants.
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#4
I've always been quite fond of Dimarzios (super distortions rule!)
I'm not quite sure if the Norton has the output i'm looking for (i'm really into those high-output passives)

Whats the deal with the X2Ns or the D-sonic

My ibanez is my drop-tuned guitar basically... (dropped Db)
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#5
Quote by Highwaytohell
I've always been quite fond of Dimarzios (super distortions rule!)
I'm not quite sure if the Norton has the output i'm looking for (i'm really into those high-output passives)

Whats the deal with the X2Ns or the D-sonic

My ibanez is my drop-tuned guitar basically... (dropped Db)


It's plenty powerful enough, based on you saying you said you wanted "a little more grrr and tight mids".

The X2N is kind of poo.
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It's plenty powerful enough, based on you saying you said you wanted "a little more grrr and tight mids".

The X2N is kind of poo.


Ooops...

I think your idea of a little bit is a bit different than mine. I want something with too much bite for my own good. I know, my OD would be fine. Its just I want thicker sonic characteristics you know?

Whats the deal with the Super Distortion? (i've only played a few guitars with em, although I did like them, i'd like some more info)
#7
I still think the Norton fits the bill, maybe the Breed or if you want something a bit over-the-top the Tone Zone. The D-Sonic isn't what I'd call "thick", and it's not all that middly either, it's got a pretty flat EQ curve.
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#8
Hmm

The tone zone sounds preety smooth, nice and thick with a decent amount of output. I like the low end.

There's always the option of me going active with some blackouts, but in reality I think the dimarzios are what I'm after. How are the dynamics on the tone zone (does it get muddy) compared to other pups?
#9
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Hmm

The tone zone sounds preety smooth, nice and thick with a decent amount of output. I like the low end.

There's always the option of me going active with some blackouts, but in reality I think the dimarzios are what I'm after. How are the dynamics on the tone zone (does it get muddy) compared to other pups?

The Tone Zone is temperamental, it can mud up if you have it too close to the strings, I have mine about 4mm away and it behaves itself and as far as dynamics go it's very responsive. It's a very..."impolite" pickup, it doesn't do subtle. If you want something loud, gnarly and in your face then the Tone Zone will suit you fine, the Norton has similar characteristics but it's a bit tamer and therefore more versatile.
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